New Mexico was not officially recorded until the arrival of the Conquistadors, who encountered Native American Pueblos when they explored the area in the 16th century. Since that time, the area has been under the control of Spain, Mexico, and the United States, which took over in 1848. The long territorial period lasted until 1912. New Mexico became the 47th state in the US on 01/06/1912. During World War II, New Mexico was the site of the top-secret Manhattan Project, in which top U.S. scientists raced to create the first atomic bomb, which was tested at the Trinity Bomb site, near Alamagordo, on July 16, 1945.
An archaeologist, Dr. Harry Mera, designed this flag, which was adopted with urging by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The colors of red and yellow recall the Spanish rule in the 17th century. The symbol is that of the ancient Zia people, part of the Pueblo tribe located on the north bank of the James River. It represents the belief of the Zias that the Giver of All Good Gifts gave in groups of four – four directions, four seasons, four times of the day and four states of life. All these are connected by a circle of life and love, which is without beginning or end.
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